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Notice of privacy

This notice summarizes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.

This page provides a brief summary of your privacy rights. Please read the Joint Notice of Privacy Practices for a full description of your rights. If you need more information, you may call the Privacy Officer at 419.255.4600 / 800.281.8804.

This page summarizes the privacy practices of Pathology Laboratories, Inc. (PathLabs) and Sonic Healthcare USA, Inc. (Sonic). These organizations are allowed to share medical information with each other for treatment, payment, and operational activities. We will use this information in order to provide our patients with complete and comprehensive health care services.

Our commitment to you

We are committed to protecting your medical information. We are required by law to keep medical information about you private, to give you notice about our privacy practices and to follow the practices outlined in the notice.

How we may use and disclose your medical information

We may use your medical information for treatment (such as sending medical information about you to your referring physician), payment (such as sending a bill to your insurance company), and for health care operations (such as evaluating the performance of our staff).

Under certain circumstances, we are allowed to use or disclose your medical information without your written permission. We may give out information about you for public health purposes, reports of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence, health oversight audits or inspections, research studies, funeral arrangements and organ donations, government programs, workers' compensation and emergency situations. We also disclose patient information when required by law, such as in response to a request from law enforcement or in response to judicial orders.

We also may contact you for scheduling appointments , appointment reminders , or to tell you about possible treatment options and health services. We may disclose medical information about you to a friend or family member who is involved in your care.

Your rights concerning your medical information

You have the right to access or have a copy of your medical information. There may be a fee for this service. You may ask us to amend the medical information you believe is incorrect or incomplete. You may have a list of non-routine disclosures we have made about you. You may request special confidential communications. You may request restrictions on information disclosed about you. You have the right to complain to us and to the federal government if you believe your privacy rights have been violated. You have a right to a paper copy of the entire Joint Notice of Privacy Practices.

We reserve the right to make changes to the Joint Notice of Privacy Practices. A copy of the current Notice is available through our website or by contacting Client Services at (800) 281-8804.